Reconnection and recovery in south London and beyond

The pandemic interrupted many of the regular and valuable interactions between London and the wider south-east. Commuting slowed to a trickle and international visitors stopped arriving at airports. This led to serious economic disruption, especially in areas reliant on these activities. It also raised questions about the long-term economic geography of Greater London and the wider South East.

London First, Gatwick Airport and Coast to Capital LEP discussed how to accelerate the recovery in outer London and beyond, and how we can establish a sustainable and dynamic foundation for future growth across the sub-region.

Social value in planning: Development as a force for good

The term ​‘social value’ is one that is growing in prominence in the planning system. This cross-sector industry discussion explores lessons learned so far and how developers and planners can best approach social value to demonstrate development as a force for good.

Can micromobility help London recover from the pandemic?

After more than a year of Streetspace interventions in response to the pandemic, and three months of the London e-scooter trial, what is the future of micromobility and active travel in the capital? Part of London Infrastructure Summit 2021
New York

Global Cities

This session brought together voices from major cities around the world, sparking discussions about how global cities continue to reinvent themselves post-Covid. Part of London Infrastructure Summit 2021
Green London

The road to COP 26 - Unlocking green growth for London

There has been a lot of focus on carbon reduction, but less on the growth and jobs opportunities from doubling the size of the green economy by the Mayor’s stated target of 2030. This session discusses how the capital has many distinctive competitive advantages that could lend it to being a first mover both in the UK, and globally. Part of London Infrastructure Summit 2021
Water utliites

Utility infrastructure for the 21st century

London’s energy and water networks have provided for the capital’s needs during Covid-19. But how should London’s utilities collaborate with each other to achieve better outcomes and what are the changes required to ensure that future price reviews promote infrastructure resilience? Part of London Infrastructure Summit 2021